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Carry Desktop From Computer To Computer

Is it possible to have your desktop (shortcuts, folders, etc) be the exact same regardless of which computer you log onto? I am constantly having to log on to diff computers in our domain to make ...
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Scrollbar on the right of my desktop

After reading this post I was trying out the crtl+shift+number sequences. Now I have a scrollbar on the right of my screen (even with smallest icons selected). How can I remove the scrollbar now?
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Hiding the desktop on Remote Desktop connection?

I have RDP currently set to launch a program upon connection but I don't want the user to be able to see the desktop at all, just run the one program. Any way to do this? RDP host is Windows Server ...
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How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
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teamviewer and 2 users linux

I have a linux mint machine (host machine) running team viewer for user1. After clicking alt+f2 on host machine I login another user - user2 and leave it active. When I try to use teamviewer from ...
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Hide All Users Desktop icons

Is there any way of hiding the desktop icons in the folder All Users in Windows (any version)? I know that ther is a way to hide all desktop icons but I want to hide only the ones in the All Users ...
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Stream Desktop on demand with VLC

I have set successfully desktop broadcast stream through DLNA with Serviio and VLC. But problem is when VLC broadcast desktop, even if I don´t watch on TV and It take inconsiderable part of PC ...
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Not able to disable full screen in window 10

I have tried the steps in the following link : how to disable full screen on windows 10 But eve after following the steps, it is showing as a full screen and not showing the desktop.
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Desktop background obstructing icons

I've been experiencing the following problem on Windows 7. Folder icons being obstructed by the background: Click and Drag selection box being cut, starting from a specific point: Has anyone ...
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Why is my desktop background black?

I have got Windows 8 x64. It is a lot of time I have this laptop [like three years so far] and I have never run into what happened to me this morning. I had a photo like desktop background. I have ...
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Pc case instructions say screws for Psu should have come with Psu but it says the opposite

Basically, I'm building a Pc and all I have bought so far is the MOBO, the Psu and the case. Im trying to assemble it in an order that I can see if a part isn't working and return if not because I ...
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Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...
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Is there an easy way to create a drop event in a running GUI app from the shell?

Normally, I work in a terminal in a desktop window. I chat with co-workers in Slack, which is a GUI only app. I can share files by dragging and dropping them from Nautilus, but it would be nice if I ...
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Can you prevent dragging windows between screens?

So basically I want to prevent accidentally dragging a window to my second display and only move it explicitly with the 'send to display' (Super+Shift+Arrow) with windows 10 OR send a second virtual ...
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Why do desktop applications look so bad compared to store apps on windows 10? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Windows 10 tablet and noticed something very weird: while preinstalled apps and store apps look pretty and sharp, desktop programs, old ones specifically, look blurred and ugly. ...
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Remote desktop access without client installation or download [closed]

Is there any solution where user can visit web page for tech support, and tech admin can access his pc to solve problem or perform maintenance. This should be done without any software installation or ...
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Random folders appear on all my drives

So I have various desktops and all have more or less the same issue. In the root of each drive there are randomly named folders generated. Names like: 2b174a7b6cd269132e8dd780 52aebd6aec88ceb00badbc ...
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Blurred Desktop Background Image on Windows 7 Enterprise

I downloaded a few .jpg images with a resolution of 1440*900 (Same as the screen resolution of my desktop). However when I set it as desktop background it goes beyond the view and displays a blurred ...
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Does Installing Multiple DEs Slow Down Startup?

I'm considering downloading Cinnamon onto my current Fedora installation, as GNOME seems to be bugging out on me lately. However, I do not intend on getting rid of GNOME as I am afraid of screwing up ...
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How to keep desktop shortcuts in same spot when switching between monitors?

When I plug my laptop into different monitors, the desktop shortcuts get messed up. Maybe it's related to the resolution changes. Is there a way to make sure they don't move?
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Is Plasma 5 supposed to be lighter than KDE4?

I think this could lead to subjective opinions, but I'm looking for a general idea on this question. Is Plasma 5 intended to be lighter than KDE4? Is Qt5 necessarily leading to faster and/or ...
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All folders and files deleted from desktop (Win 7)

6 months back all my files from desktop, folders and files in it were deleted automatically (permanently). I used a browser after reading an article from PC World "The browsers with extra security ...
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I am trying to use a batch file to automatically copy my Desktop to the cloud each afternoon. I can do this with other drives, but not my desktop

This command works properly to create a backup of my F drive to my OneDrive, naming the folder with the current date: xcopy "F:\" "C:\Users\myUserName\OneDrive for Business\F Backup ...
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Remote Desktop Grapic/Menu Weirdness

I am having issues with remote desktop in Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 15" Retina in Boot Camp. I have included a link with an image of my desktop showing the issues, but they are: Start button is ...
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Desktop performance issues

I have a desktop tech specs Core i5 / 12 GB RAM / HD Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB The problem that my PC simply freezes or slow downs during of compilation code/... or whenever ...
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In Windows 7, how do I change the picture position differently per desktop wallpaper?

I have about 10 desktop wallpapers on a slideshow, some I want to fill up the screen and others I want centered. If I select Fill for Picture Position then all the desktop wallpapers are set to ...
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Windows 10, user with different font-size rearrange other user's desktop icon

I have this problem with Windows 10: I have one user with font size at 150% and other with standard dimension. When the user with greater font-size logs on, the icon on the desktop of the other user ...
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linux - shutdown from mate only logs out (back to display manager)

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 with MATE desktop, and I upgraded it to Debian testing repository. When I press Shutdown or Restart from within MATE desktop, it only logs out, and goes back to ...
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Disable contextmenu item on desktop background of Windows

Scenario I'm using Windows 10, but I have the same problem In other Windows versions. I've added a custom item in my Windows contextmenu, it is intended to be accesible by right-clicking from a ...
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View & Control Alcatel 4016x on pc?

I've asked this question on another site but no answer yet and also don't know if I'm doing right by askin here. I have an Alcatel 4016X pixi2 and I want to View & Control this device on my pc ...
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Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
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Windows 8 - Panoramic Themes

I just downloaded the theme "Panoramas Europe" from the Get More Themes Online selection on the control panel page Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization I downloaded the theme ...
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Is WiFi 5Ghz band faster than 2.4Ghz band on the same network?

I have just purchased a dual band wireless router for my home network. I enable both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands with different SSIDs. My desktop's wireless adapter can only connect to the 2.4Ghz band. I'm ...
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Windows 10: How to make File downloaded to Desktop appears as last

When I download a file and set the destination to my Desktop, the file appears before all my shortcuts, even before "This PC". I want the file to appear as the last icon. Any tips?
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Files appear when I try to attach from Desktop

I'm using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer. There are 4 folders and a .pdf file on my desktop. When I login to gmail.com, create a new email and click attach, the window that shows my desktop shows ...
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Block Icons from appearing in certain places on desktop

I have a custom desktop widget I made using Rainmeter on my windows 8.1 computer. Whenever I save a file to my desktop, it appears behind the Rainmeter widget as pictured below. (I apologize for the ...
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Windows 10 Right-Click Context Menu on screen

Since today I cannot open the Context Menu (right click) on the Windows 10 home screen. When I right click, nothing happens. There are no errors. How do I resolve this? Windows 10 Pro Preview ...
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Installing video card with on-board VGA output fried

I have a desktop system, around 7 years old. I was using it until last month without any problem. After a short circuit in my power extension board my desktop's video output has stopped working, along ...
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How can I delete this apparently undeletable/invincible 0 byte desktop icon in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I’m running Windows 7 and I have an icon on my desktop called _USAJ-PRDDSFS1_Candidate_6334_13727_7FF2294F-9C5D-462F-818D-B3903872BAF8.doc When I try to remove it I get the message: Could not ...
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How to change desktop location from command line/desktop?

So in my experience of using computers, I know that most computers, especially windows and linux, contain 2 directories labeled "." and "..". When using the command prompt/terminal typing cd .. ...
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Remove closed laptop screen from Windows desktop

I have a Windows 10 laptop with an attached external monitor. The external monitor is set as the primary one. In Power Options I have When I close the lid set to Do nothing, so that I can continue ...
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Desktop icons always reset after boot

Why every time I reboot my Windows 10, the icons on the desktop are reverted on their default position? I have searched for a solution on Google but without find anything useful.
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Control Cooler Master HAF X lights from Linux OS?

I have a Cooler Master HAF X Blue and you can turn the fans on or off by opening up the case and clicking some buttons. Is there any way to control these lights from within the operating system ...
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Is it possible to have an interactive background on Windows?

I would like to have say for example, a water background that interacts with my mouse click or hovers. Typically it would be a .swf file, but I have only found ways to make a video into a background. ...
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Install Fedora desktop on Centos?

Hi and thanx in advance :) So, on my work PC I have pre-installed CentOS 6, which sports a sh*t desktop environment. I would like to know if and how I'll be able to install the Fedora Desktop to it, ...
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How to restore a window onto a specific monitor

I have been unable to Google this one correctly, so let me switch gears and explain it on here. When I click a window in the taskbar, I want it to open/restore into the monitor I click in. If it is ...
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can't seem to access uefi bios on windows 10

I have an HP desktop and got windows 10 through the free upgrade promotion, but unfortunately I can't run my new evga GTX 750 TI SC. I heard it my be due to the bios but I've looked everywhere and ...
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Windows 10: Having different files in different desktops

I have recently installed windows 10 and tried the multiple desktops. It looks very good and useful. I couldn't figure out if having different files or shortcuts in a different desktops. Does anybody ...
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Lost desktop in Kali 2

I'm using kali 2 on a USB stick. I tried to install my favourite desktop environment cinnamon but something went wrong :-( first I installed the cinnamon environment by apt-get install ...
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Time displayed on taskbar and calendar are different on Windows 10

I recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10. I took this screenshot As you can see the time shown in the popup is 4:54 pm The time shown on the taskbar is 8:06am. Interestingly this still hasn't ...